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Written in 1914 by WC Handy and still a popular blues song today.

Wikipedia says "Handy said he had been inspired by a chance meeting with a woman on the streets of St. Louis distraught over her husband's absence, who lamented: "Ma man's got a heart like a rock cast in de sea", a key line of the song. Details of the story vary but agree on the meeting and the phrase".

For me, this song is always one I've wanted to sing, but after a holiday in St Louis (Summer 2010) to visit my niece, it rose up the priorities! And I've pronounced the 's' in Louis because that's what the natives do!

Backing track by kind permission of Musical Creations
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Feter said 2941 days ago (September 2nd, 2011)
St Louis Blues
I feel it ..I m loving it ..this is a true classic and you done it justice ..awesome job !!
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neilh79 said 2941 days ago (September 3rd, 2011)
St Louis Blues
Excellent vocal as always, this is an excellent track and one I have liked for a long time you have done this so well you can be proud well done
ShadowofNine said 2940 days ago (September 3rd, 2011)
Me luv's
The first time I heard this I dug it, nothing has changed still love it...
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Moviz said 2940 days ago (September 3rd, 2011)
that vibrato that suits this song so well.... always loved this song and this is a great rendition. A great side of you this, regards M
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UnderThePianoMan said 2931 days ago (September 12th, 2011)
St Louis Blues
I love your voice. Powerful and so even throughout your range. Thanks.
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bud said 2929 days ago (September 14th, 2011)
Body and soul
it's all in there - I love your voice and conviction. You are really bringing this one. Great track. The vibrato rocks this one.
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867-5309 said 2920 days ago (September 23rd, 2011)
You come across well with loads of variety.
I like it all !
' Thanking you for this caption information too.
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Philip18 said 2917 days ago (September 26th, 2011)
The blues
You convey the emotion that is in the song. Lovely clear diction. A classic, treated with respect! Big backing track is good, too. Much enjoyed!
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PeterB7858 said 2916 days ago (September 27th, 2011)
Great rendition...
Hi Rosalind. Great rendition of a classic. You give it the full vocal treatment and don't hold back, just like I imagine it was sung way back when. Really like the backing track as well. Thanks. Take care, Peter.
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drakonis said 2824 days ago (December 28th, 2011)
Knock me out!
Holy Moly Rosalind, ain't nothin' you can't do now! Listen to that accent... you sound down-right American (uh, that is a compliment in this context!) You really nailed this... love the switch from the rich growly Southern singing to the clear crisp femme fatale sound near the end. Such a versatile voice you have... love it!
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Jarvoid said 2808 days ago (January 14th, 2012)
One of my all
time fave songs.....nailed to the wall of the stage and the theatre.....great job....

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Doug Somers said 2784 days ago (February 6th, 2012)
Sing it
You''ve captured the essence of the style completely. Well performed!

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